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"smoking" in British English

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smokingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsməʊ.kɪŋ/  us   /ˈsmoʊ-/
A1 the ​action of smoking a ​cigarette, ​pipe, etc., or the ​activity of doing this ​regularly: Smoking is not ​permittedanywhere in this ​theatre. The ​nicotinepatches are ​designed to ​helppeople give up/​quit/​stop smoking. Cigarette smoking ​kills thousands of ​people every ​year. No smoking, ​please. 20 ​years ago, a lot of ​restaurants didn't ​even have no-non-smoking ​areas.

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(Definition of smoking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smoking" in American English

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smokingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsmoʊ·kɪŋ/
the ​action or ​activity of smoking: Smoking is not ​permitted.
(Definition of smoking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smoking”
in Arabic تَدْخين…
in Korean 흡연…
in Portuguese fumar, fumo…
in Catalan fumar…
in Japanese 喫煙, タバコを吸うこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吸烟,抽烟…
in Turkish sigara içme…
in Russian курение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吸煙,抽煙…
in Italian il fumare…
in Polish palenie…
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